1 large boneless butt roast
1 salt and pepper
Get as large a Boneless Butt as you can. Cut the individual muscles out of the meat and cut off and discard all the fat and connecting tissue. Cut the meat across the grain as thin as possible. 1/16 to 1/8th of an inch. The thinner the slices, the easier it will be to dry. Salt and pepper the meat generously on both sides, using more pepper than salt. Lay out the meat strips on a cake or oven rack without overlapping them. Set the rack in an insert fireplace and cook on low heat for 8 to 10 hours, turning every 3 to 4 hours, until dried. You can do the same with a dehydrator or oven, but it wont turn out as good. After it's done, store in a pillowcase. Don't STORE it in plastic, as the meat has to be able to breath, and a paper sack will leave a paper taste.
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